Colossus Static Firing System Under Construction

Students from UC San Diego SEDS have recently started construction on their new rocket engine static firing system, dubbed Colossus.
With the help and advice of NASA engineers, the team have designed a test stand that will accommodate engines of various sizes, while also being universal enough to be rented out to other groups and organisations for testing.

The system will be able to handle engines up to 5000lbf (22.2kN), a max pressure of 1440psi and be cryogenic compatible on both the fuel and oxidizer propellant sides.

The team have a really cool scrolling infographic (I think that is what you call it?) on their project page for this, which would give you lots more info than what I have typed here! Check it out here.


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